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RIC Software Products for People with Aphasia

AphasiaScripts™ & Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia (ORLA™)

  • AphasiaScripts

    AphasiaScriptsTM helps people with aphasia practice conversations on the computer!

    RIC's AphasiaScriptsAphasiaScripts™ is a software program designed for script practice. It uses a Personal Animated Therapist (PAT).

    PAT speaks with correct mouth and tongue movements. She gives therapy instructions and says words and sentences along with the person with aphasia.

    The AphasiaScripts™ Player comes with 20 scripts. The AphasiaScripts™ Editor lets you write and record your own scripts. Repeated practice can help the person with aphasia speak the sentences more clearly and accurately. Research to test the efficacy of AphasiaScripts™ had positive results. Note: You will need Windows to run AphasiaScripts™. It does not work on Mac computers.

    Read More / Order Your Own AphasiaScripts Here.

  • Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia

    RIC's Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia software

    With Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia (ORLA™), the person with aphasia repeatedly reads sentences out loud, together with a speech therapist. ORLA was developed to treat reading comprehension. Research studies showed that some people with aphasia also improved in:

    • speaking, • listening and understanding, • and writing.

    This computer version of ORLA was designed for home practice. It was developed as part of a research study. Now we are working on a study with a new version of ORLA. In the meantime, we wanted to make the original computer version available to people with aphasia.

    RIC's Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia softwareReading sentences out
    loud repeatedly provides
    practice in listening,
    speaking and reading.

    Note: You will need Windows to run ORLA. It does not work on Mac computers.

    Read More / Order Your Own ORLA CD-ROM Here.

Purchasing AphasiaScripts or an ORLA CD benefits programs at the Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment at RIC. We offer classes and special events to help people living with aphasia improve their communication skills and participate in life activities.

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